Health Risk Analysis of Nickel and Lead Exposure in Drinking Water at Kawasi Village, Obi Island, South Halmahera District, 2015

Budi Hartono, Suyud Warno Utomo, Haryoto Kusnoputranto, Andrew Ebeneizer Timanta, Lilies Nurul Husna, Jeremiah Haryanto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Nickel and lead poisoning in drinking water is a major public-health problem at Kawasi Village, as a result of a neglected nickel mining industry that contaminating the source of water in the village. A cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the risk of exposure to lead via drinking water ingestion pathway for the population of Kawasi Village. The study included 984 respondents, with 328 men aged 18-65 years, 328 women of childbearingaged 15-45 years, and 328 children aged 6-12 years. The results showed the excess cancer risk (ECR) for women, man, and children at Kawasi Village were 6.006x10-7 , 4.103x10-7 , and 2.641x10-7 , respectively. None of the excess cancer risk (ECR) was found to be greater than >10-4 . In addition, the highest concentration intake (Cmax) were 176487491.8 for man, 350543611.7 for women, and 66205364.4 for children. In conclusion, non-carcinogenic risk attributed to ingestion of lead in the drinking water was found to be negligible.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalAsian Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Health Risk Analysis of Nickel and Lead Exposure in Drinking Water at Kawasi Village, Obi Island, South Halmahera District, 2015'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this